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2016 Time to think again

2016 Time to think again

In 2011, we asked a number of people across a broad range of interests to select any aspect of the state of Scotland’s marine environment, fish stocks, sea angling, conservation etc. and give us their views. They can be found here. We hoped that they would provide readers with some (new) insights, provoke some alternative thinking […]

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Sea Angling Feasibility Study

Sea Angling Feasibility Study

Sea angling is a healthy outdoor activity within the local and visitor recreation and tourism markets which delivers tremendous social and economic benefit to communities. It has very low entry barriers to participation thanks to low equipment start-up costs and no access charges. To gauge the true potential of sea angling, the Scottish Government commissioned […]

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Scottish MPA Project

Scottish MPA Project

The Scottish MPA project is a joint initiative between Marine Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Historic Scotland and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Since 2011, SSACN members have been attending MPA stakeholder workshops held by Marine Scotland, SNH and JNCC. This is now a summary page for the SSACN’ s MPA Project as JNCC and SNH will […]

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SSTP

SSTP

SSACN’s Scottish Shark Tagging Programme (SSTP) was created to provide a specific focus on Scottish shark, skate and ray species and facilitate the collection of data to help determine the species life history (growth rates, maturation size) and population ecology (distribution, population number, migrations) of sharks, skates and rays in Scottish waters; additional objectives are […]

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2011 – Think again

2011 – Think again

Before 1960 sea angling was a comparatively unknown branch of angling in Scotland. By 1970 there seemed no limit to how far it could be developed thanks to the limitless fishing around its 3000 mile coastline and big catches of a tremendous variety of fish, including many of specimen and record size. Until the late […]

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Schools

Schools

SSACN are very keen to help educate Scottish children about the various species of fish and their natural environments in their local waters. So far our focus has been on visiting primary schools and running education and awareness events based on shark, skate and ray species found in Scottish waters;  we have found the children find them […]

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SISP – surveying fish populations in nearshore waters

SISP – surveying fish populations in nearshore waters

 This project has been completed. SISP – Scottish Industry Science Partnership is a Scottish Government funded programme which aims to enhance co-operation between fishermen and scientists. SSACN are the industry lead in the partnership and it is the first time sea angling interests have been the subject of a research topic within the programme. Project […]

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Economic Study

Economic Study

This project is completed The government’s full report is available here with an Executive Summary here. In September 2006 representatives of SSACN and the SFSA met with government officials to highlight the fact that the sea angling experience and the stocks of the species it relies on, had reached an all time low due to […]

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